JERUSALEM, Israel – The Center for Soulful Education has received a four-year grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation to expand Ayeka’s Soulful Professional Development program in Jewish day schools in North America. The grant is one of several recently awarded by the Jim Joseph Foundation as part of its Jewish Educator Professional Development Initiative.
Ayeka will train Judaic studies teachers in up to eight day schools across North America to implement its Soulful Education pedagogy in their classrooms, as well as to coach colleagues in their schools in Ayeka’s methodology. The multi-year program will include retreats, on-site coaching sessions, individual mentoring and webinars for staff, as well as for the administrations of the selected Day Schools.
Founded in 2006, Ayeka’s describes its mission as providing “teachers, Jewish professionals, and parents with tools to bring Jewish wisdom from the mind to the heart into life and to make text study a personally relevant, meaningful, and life-impacting experience.” The Jim Joseph Foundation follows other grants recently received by Ayeka, including from the AVI CHAI, Kohelet and Mayberg Foundations, to expand its Soulful Educational Programming in American day schools.
Day schools interested in the program are invited to submit an application by Dec.12. Interested schools should schedule a preliminary conversation with Ayeka Director Aryeh Ben David by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools accepted into the program will be notified by Jan. 15, 2018.
For more information regarding Ayeka’s Soulful Education methodology visit ayeka.org.il.